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Happy Halloween

A big shoutout to Chad Martin of CHA for making Halloween special for neighborhood children. He was able to coordinate with CHA, CMPD and 92.7 to provide a fun and safe event.

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School Supplies for First Ward

This year was awesome and we so appreciate NATCA Charities and Vector Shirts for the continued support of our young residents! First Ward Community Fund worked with the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department, Charlotte Housing Authority, First Ward Place Apartments and First Ward Neighbors to give supplies to neighborhood children. With 131 units of public housing […]

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Thank You CFD — Sation One

Independence Day is the day we celebrate our firefighters and communications team at Fire Station One (aka, The One House). The Community Fund provides the food and the crew does the cooking. Several neighbors dropped by as did Councilman Larken Egleston and former member of council Patsy Kinsey. All eighteen people on duty were enormously […]

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CMPD – State of the Neighborhood

Today we met with CMPD to deliver Gatorade for the folks on duty this Fourth of July and to hear a about the State of the Neighborhood. Councilman Larken Egleston, representatives from First Ward Neighbors, First Ward Community Fund, Charlotte Housing Authority (CHA) and Charlotte Center City Partners were all on hand. Captain Dave Robinson expressed […]

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School Supplies for First Ward

This morning the First Ward Community Fund, Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD), Charlotte Housing Authority (CHA) and First Ward Place Apartments dispensed all manner of school supplies for the new school year. NATCA Charitable Foundation and Vector Shirts stepped up, again, to help us help our young neighbors. All told we provided nearly $1,800 in […]

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July 4th with the One House

Once again, the First Ward Community Fund provided a 4th of July feast for the men and woman on duty at Station One. And, once again, the Station was open for neighbors to take a tour. City Councilwoman Patsy Kinsey joined the crew for lunch and as per her usual, she baked fresh cookies. A […]

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Gatorade For CMPD

This morning Karie Greathouse, President of First Ward Neighbors, delivered Gatorade to the Central Division. Every year the First Ward Community Fund provides Gatorade to CMPD for use on the Fourth of July. It’s always hot and the men and women of CMPD put in long hours on this national holiday. The gift is intended […]

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Citizen Service Award

Today, Bob Szymkiewicz, a long time resident of First Ward was recognized by CMPD for his work in the community. Chief Kerr Putney recognized Bob and many other residents of the city in a ceremony that took place at the Police and Fire Training Academy. Narrative: Bob Szymkiewicz has lived in the First Ward Community […]

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This Is First Ward

What makes First Ward special? First Ward is a neighborhood not a collection of sub-divisions. First Ward is a thriving community. Yesterday a young resident held a birthday party for her son. It was a great event and members of the community stepped up to make it so. Trinity Episcopal School allowed her to use its field so that […]

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Lunch With Friends

Today we had lunch with some of our friends from the Central Division. Catching up with both current and former members of our Division is great. It’s always nice to spend time together, but this year it is particularly gratifying to be able show support for the people who help to keep us safe. As […]

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